Freading is another way for you to enjoy eBooks from BRL anytime, anywhere. There's no download manager and you have simultaneous access to all titles - it's never been so easy and it's available now!
What does Freading have?
Freading currently has over 10,000 titles from every genre in its collection and more eBooks are being added each week. The best part? Books are always available - no waiting, no holds lists and no late fees!
How does Freading work?
As the name suggests, Freading is free to BRL customers. At the beginning of each week (Monday 12:01 am) you will receive four (4) tokens - virtual currency - which you can exchange for eBooks at a cost of either 1, 2 or 4 tokens per eBook. The cost of each eBook is determined by the publisher and date of publication. Unused tokens roll over each week until the end of the month. At the end of the month, unused tokens are cleared from your account.
How long can I Fread each eBook?
Each eBook is yours for a 2-week loan period. You can renew each eBook for an additional 2-week period and most renewals are free.
How do I get started?
- You will need a valid BRL library card and PIN. (If you do not have a PIN, you will need to call or visit your local branch.)
- You will need a free Adobe ID. (Click here to create your free Adobe ID).
- Depending on your device, you may also need to download Adobe Digital Editions. (See blue table below for common devices). Click the button to the left in order to download. (Note: Sony Readers require you to have the Sony Reader Library software, available here, as well as Adobe Digital Editions). What is DRM and how does it affect me?
- Mobile devices and tablets require the Freading application, search your device's app store and download.
- Kindle Fire is the only Kindle that works with Freading, see directions on how to get the 3rd party app at Freading's FAQ page.
* Please note that the apps functionality is to read and store the ebook. You cannot download from within the app. You must download eBooks through a browser by accessing the BRL Freading website.
Need More Help?
See Freading's FAQ page OR submit your questions via BRL's eBook Support Form.
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